Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie Kohls and I am a senior at the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in elementary education.. My hometown is Waterloo, where I live with my mom, dad, brother, Jason, and my cat, Sage. In my free time I enjoy reading and watching movies.
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Tue, Dec 04, 2018 9:47 PM in Integrating Science & Writing
I am currently a pre-service teacher at the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently in a science methods course where we have talked about integrating writing into science lessons. I feel as though your situation is more difficult as you are focusing more on the writing aspect. I liked your idea of having students create a weather report. I wonder if there is a way you could hav...
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Tue, Dec 04, 2018 9:40 PM in Safety in the Science Classroom.
I am also interested in knowing the best practice for explaining the importance of safety in science classes. From my experiences, I have learned that students learn the best science saftey practices when they are repeated several times, preferablly before each lab. Taking the time to explain how students should act with the materials. Students will then understand the importance of w...
Tue, Dec 04, 2018 9:32 PM in Growth and Fixed Mindset
I am a pre-service teacher at the University of Northern Iowa. I understand the struggle that teachers can have with students who have a fixed mindset. I have found, through observations of my mentor teachers, is that the best way to help students move towards a growth mindset is to show them they are capable of learning. By showing students that they are capable of learning they stri...
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Mon, Dec 03, 2018 10:49 PM Great Visual Aids!
While reading through this lesson what stood out most to me was the visual aids. As a pre-service teacher I appreciate having visual aids along with written instructions. It helps to follow along with the lesson, for both students and teachers. I thought this resource was fantastic and made for a great unit that integrates engineering.
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